I don't understand your logic. You state Bobby Taylor isn't worth a 3 million a year salary (I agree) but he won't accept any less? Not a Philly fan so I don't know what type of person he is, but if he wants to play he won't have a choice. Even if he passes a physical, don't see anyone giving him a big contract. Best I think he can hope for is a 2 year incintive based contract with the veteran minimum & small bonus. Contract may even look big, but would have a lot of funny money salary next year he'll never see similar to Tebucky Jones ($665,000 to 3 million salary)
Well im glad we both agree he isnt worth 3 million a year....
From our standpoint, we would want a player like him to sign a 1 year vet min deal to be our #4 CB.....
From Bobby's standpoint, why would he want to do that? If you are a player at his age, you want job security. You dont want to sign a 1 year deal for cheap and be in the same exact situation you are a year from now. You also dont want to sign a 2 year deal thats backloaded where the team will just cut you after a year.... that give you no job security. A 2 year incentive based contract sounds great for us as fans, but realistically its a 1 year deal for Bobby before he is cut at the same time next year. It doesnt make sense for him to sign it unless he plans on only playing one more year...... which maybe he does, I have no idea.
Taylor left Philly because he wanted to be paid and Philly didnt want to pay him. Philly doesnt overpay for players and although they have said goodbye to some of my fav players, a year from the move when I look back it was a good move. Taylor's play dropped as soon as he left Philly.... same with Troy Vincent, same with Trotter, and same with Hugh Douglas. They all wanted to get paid and Philly said "no thanks"
...anyway back to the subject. Taylor is going on 32 years old I believe... players at that age want a secure deal to finish out their career. If Taylor thinks he has 3-4 years left in him, he is going to want to sign for that amount of time for job security until he retires. He is in the same boat Ty Law is only he isnt as pricey as Law. They both are coming off injuries and are both question marks. You dont want a question mark as your depth CB. This is why there are a lot of contract disputes with teams. Players want security because they have such a short career span and teams only want you for your prime career span.
Also, just a side note, based on our cap room, I dont know if we would even be able to sign him at a middle figure. We will probably go after someone cheaper with no injury concerns such as RW Mcquarters who was just released today.